I’ve been noticing people posting FB statuses with hash tags and my eyes involuntarily skip those posts. It’s just so irritating. They should know what hash tags are really for.
Twitter is a completely different platform compared to Facebook. You are allowed 140 characters per tweet, you have followers, you follow people, you’re free to post whatnots, and you can use the symbol #. This isn’t completely useless and not merely a decoration, for them people’s information.
The word preceded by this symbol is a hash tag. Hash tags are used to organize topics. If you click a hash tag, you will be directed to a page with all the tweets containing the said “hash-tagged” word. The more you use the hash tag, the bigger the possibility that the word will be included in the list of trending topics nationwide or worldwide. This is why there are celebrities and companies that endorse their products using Twitter and also ask their followers to retweet their posts. Some tweets are being paid too so I hope you get the picture.
Bottom line: hash tags don’t work in Facebook. If you don’t believe me, then try clicking the #keyword that you posted in Facebook and see what happens. I really shouldn’t bother about this but #keyword just doesn’t make any sense in FB. As a matter of fact, it could cause confusion and would make you look like a jejemon.
But oh well, it’s your life. Hash tag all you want. #fb
- The Anatomy of Effective Tweets (smedio.com)
- How To Use Twitter To Boost Web Traffic (greatmentor.net)
- #Hash #Tag #Pet #Peeve (aggercommunications.com)